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Maria brings a wealth of international education and training experienceI have worked closely with Maria over the past 18 months in my role as Registered Training Organisation Manager. Maria has worked with the organisation over this time on various learning resource development projects, and specifically with our Learning & Organisational Development department over a 4 month period.
During her time working with our department, Maria has created online professional development modules of self directed learning for our trainers, focusing on best practice teaching and feedback strategies. In that role Maria has worked with our team to create an engaging and solid curriculum, tailored to the needs of our training staff and produced a set of high quality learning materials including interactive online learning modules, workbooks and teacher training guides. During this time Maria met all timelines, maintained strong long lines of communication and was able to keep our team on task and motivated.
The resources have been piloted by a multi-cultural group of staff, who have challenged the content and nature of the assessment tasks; Maria has worked alongside these staff members to create highly positive outcomes and the changes in staff performance as a result is testimony to her ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders. Maria is able to overcome the obstacles of distance and I personally often felt that when communicating with her in a digital environment that she was right in the room with me, such is her down to earth nature and communication skills.
Maria brings a wealth of international education and training experience, flexibility, a good sense of humour and a commitment to produce the highest quality products possible.
Instrumental in redefining how the organisation approaches adult learningOver the last 2 ½ years Maria has been instrumental in redefining how the organisation approaches adult learning with particular reference to online content.
Previously courses were created with a tick and flick approach. Since engaging Maria’s services she has created effective and memorable learning experiences for our staff statewide, from corporate to ground staff positions in the following areas: Risk Management, the Corporate Induction process, Apprentice Supervisor Training, Accountable and Ethical Decision Making, and Disability Mentor Support Training.
She has also provided best practice workshops to our trainers, has mentored our instructional designers and also created a suite of online modules for Best Practice Adult Teaching and Learning.
She has been able to work effectively with highly operational subject matter experts to ensure they share their expertise for the benefit of inexperienced staff using a variety of approaches to suit the audience. This has resulted in improved learning outcomes and a higher standard for quality learning experiences across the organisation.
I would highly recommend... an absolute pleasure to work withWhat a Sensational Session!!!
Maria presented an empowering session on “Presentations that Engage, Inspire and Motivate” to both my HR team and National Operational leaders. The value was unanimous and all participants, including myself, were impressed with the delivery, structure and excitement created by Maria. All participants regularly develop and deliver presentations on a day-to-day basis and at the end of this session, all participants were able to identify a number of opportunities to improve and enhance the quality of training and presentations being delivered within the business.
So if you need to re-energise and empower your HR team or Business leaders to become better presenters, even if they have been doing it for years, then I would highly recommend Maria and this workshop.
Thank you Maria for being so effective in your delivery and an absolute pleasure to work with – I will certainly look forward to booking you again.
Full of energy, accurate and engagingDebbie and her team needed a 25 page policy turned into an educational video series and quiz.
As the project manager for the Alcohol and Other Drugs management policy implementation project I chose Maria to work with because during our initial meeting she claimed to be highly motivated, professional and passionate about her work. The project has now been completed and Maria was true to her word, she was full of energy and ideas and clearly loved the work she did which resulted in an educational package which is accurate, engaging and suitable for a diverse audience of over 30,000 people.
A deep understanding of Educational Design, a talented teacher and inspiring mentorMaria has a deep understanding of Educational Design, she is a talented teacher and inspiring mentor. I worked alongside Maria for two years in a remote and difficult context as she successfully developed and implemented a comprehensive English program for both trainers and students.
The gains in English language competence for all learner categories were impressive and, most significantly, the local English teachers achieved internationally recognised certification and the skills, understanding and confidence to sustain and take ownership of the programs developed.
Widespread experience, passionate, enthusiastic 5 star treatmentMaria is not only passionate and enthusiastic, she's also extremely professional in all the work that she does. Maria has widespread experience in the education industry, which means she brings to the table a breadth of experience from all areas of doing business in this field. From English teaching, to teacher training, and project management, Maria’s wealth of knowledge lends her perfectly to this business she has now built with Create Real Change.
You can be sure that you will given 5-star treatment no matter what service you choose to use while Maria is at the helm.
Impeccable approach ... an exceptionally high standard of workMaria is effervescent, passionate and energetic with the resilience to focus tirelessly until the job is done. She is a compassionate person who considers issues and challenges from a holistic perspective ensuring outcomes and decisions are inclusive of all stakeholders.
Maria’s impeccable approach and keen attention to detail culminates in an exceptionally high standard of work in terms of presentation and output.
Her ethics, efficiency and attention to detail make the work she produces clear, concise and precisely to specificationAs the CEO of TTS-100, a Registered Training Organisation in Australia who delivers qualifications nationally, I needed to find an ELT Professional who could assist in writing, developing and delivering a Certificate IV in TESOL. Having worked with Maria previously, and knowing of her extensive international experience with all things ESL and TESOL related, I did not hesitate in approaching her for advice.
Her extensive knowledge of English teaching and teacher training, and the fact that she has worked across the industry in so many vocational learning environments has enabled her to develop a robust Certificate IV level program. The program has passed a rigorous Australian standards audit procedure and she has been a pleasure to work with as her work ethics, efficiency and attention to detail make the work she produces clear, concise and precisely to specification.
I would not hesitate in recommending her as a professional who will be able to deliver to her clients the exact solution that they need.
She is genuine, passionate, professional, a pleasure to work with, a rarity in the online learning worldTen minutes on the phone with Maria was enough to convince me that I needed her help to get my course on financial independence out of my head and into the world in the form of a fabulous learning experience.
I've worked with her for over 24 (coaching) hours now and she is far and away the best investment I have ever made in my business. She's THE expert for all things learning (including online courses) but she's also part business coach, part marketing copy expert, part personal cheerleader - and highly competent in all those areas and too many more areas to list. People like Maria are very rare in the online learning world. She is genuine, passionate, professional, a pleasure to work with and now I can't imagine working without her. When I'm ready to make my next round of training, Maria will be the first personal I consult.
Thank you Maria, I feel blessed to have met you and I'm excited about the real change we will be creating together for years to come.
I now have a premium online program that I'm proud of and confident in selling!Jules had a keynote to write, and wanted to upgrade her online program...
I had a 20 minute keynote presentation coming up, and I knew what I wanted to say... but not how to say it in a way that was effective. In just one hour of coaching, Maria extracted all the ideas out of my head, put them into an order that made sense, and even injected some humour to make the speech more "human." Working with Maria was the best move ever - I ended up with a killer keynote, and loads of confidence going into the presentation... and it was a winner on the day too!
Then I signed up for Maria's coaching package, because I wanted to take my online health program and turn it into an offering that was more engaging, and that would provide a better customer experience. Maria helped me to do just that. It's like she goes into your head, draws out the outcomes you want, and shows you how to restructure your course to ensure success. I now have a premium online program that I'm proud of and confident in selling!
The return on investment is guaranteedI’ve recently converted my 1 on 1 career change coaching program to a home study online course. Who would have thought creating an online course would be such a roller coaster?
In the beginning I had some concerns and wanted to ensure that the online course participants get the best results possible. So, I had a 2 hour strategy session with Maria. I went from feeling excited but overwhelmed to clear and confident.
Maria gave me a structure to follow that minimised all the second guessing. Her marketing and content structure document helped me to realise that I had under-estimated the power of what I was creating. She helped me to identify deep and useful outcomes beyond what I had identified myself. Plus, Maria shared her wisdom of what to do and what not to do to ensure engagement.
I highly recommend Maria and know that the return on investment is guaranteed.
Legendary...she has blown my mindI have spoken about the PURE GENIUS of Maria Doyle before ... but I am doing it again. SERIOUSLY ... check her out if you are building your programs and courses. She is a NINJA at ensuring there are clear student outcomes and learning achieved.
I have spent the last 2 weeks practically every day writing content, brainstorming ideas, getting honest feedback with her. EPIC. This is an awesome program that is now AWESOME!!! ... and already sold to some major corporates.
If you nail your structure and your students learn and achieve what you desire ... they will be your biggest raving fans and promote you ...
PS. I don't profit or receive and monies for this ... am just a raving fan who has smashed out some incredible content and a maaaaajor project and Maria has been legendary at helping me upgrade. I have been training and speaking for years and she has seriously blown my mind with some of the tweaks and upgrades.
Maria really embodies what she doesLots of people talk about engagement or creating trainings or inspiring your audience but Maria is the real deal. She has literally decades of hands-on, real life experience in incredibly varying environments working on understanding learning and user/learner engagement.
Maria has a deep understanding of how learning happens and because she is just so damn good at what she does, she doesn't really explain things - she demonstrates them so you can see them in action. I saw first hand exactly how I can better communicate with my audience and not have people yawning in my videos, by watching her demonstrate and then explain different skills - this is the beauty of working with her - she really embodies what she does!
Maria inspires, motivates and truly connects with her learners.
Your help made all the differenceMaria needed a keynote presentation pulled together. This was her message to me after the first event she delivered it at.
Maria! I'm sooo happy with how my presentation went! The audience really engaged and interacted with me, and even came down to my stall to reconnect with me afterwards! They joined in the experiential part, and the group sharing went really well! So happy with this presentation in terms of being able to position myself and my services. THANK YOU for your help - it made ALL the difference!
Blown away with how well the techniques and strategies workedMaria! Just wanted to let you know how the workshop went ... IT WAS AWESOME!!!! ..... They took notes! They asked questions! They talked to me and each other! They gathered together in the morning tea break and chatted to each other about their projects! They all thanked me individually as they left. Then they posted a string of amazing testimonials for me on social media and the website ... Woooohoooo!!! So now, of course, my brain is exploding with 'what's next'.
Thank you thank you thank you thank you .... just so glad I did this with you - it seriously made all the difference. To the content, to the benefit they got, to how I felt. The one thing I really felt from the workshop was just how amazing the interaction was.... I was blown away by how well the techniques and strategies you'd taught me worked, how much better and more confident it made me at delivering the workshop - and how much it improved attendee experience. I also love the butt kicks you gave me a long the way, and how our time together helped keep me accountable to creating this workshop methodically and intentionally (rather than last minute and in a panic!) Love your work!
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On working with me overall, Amelia had this to say:
"Working with Maria gave me a focussed, supportive accountability framework, and overhauled both my online course, and created the in-person workshop related to it. To get that perspective, and insight to create the content for my workshop, totally simplified preparing for it. What would ordinarily be a ridiculously nerve-wracking experience for me to prepare for my first workshop, became a planned, methodical and accountable way of extracting the best of me and my content, into a massively useful presentation. And on the day, that meant I only had to focus on delivering it - no second guessing what I was presenting at all. The workshop has received brilliant feedback and is a great conversion tool for my business. Maria's work in reviewing my online program has also totally next-levelled it. I'm just about to implement all of our changes, and can't wait to see the amazing results it gets because I know my members are going to LOVE it.
All in all, Maria has been an integral part of my team this year, and helped me, and my business, keep going from strength to strength. Can't recommend her highly enough.
Maria over-delivered - the whole experience was an absolute joy!Jo had an existing course she knew was ready for an upgrade.
I had program that I knew already worked. I had delivered it many times live, so the content was all there and the results were great... But I wanted them to be OUTSTANDING. I also wanted the program to stand alone without my constant input. So I knew I needed another set of highly skilled and objective eyes to run over the program material to create a more robust learning experience.
Maria over-delivered! She knew what questions to ask, she knew how to empathise with my target students, and she knew how to structure the content to make the experience flow more effectively. She's efficient and super awesome at creating activities and workbooks.
I'm confident now that my program is in excellent shape and will stand up as an outstanding learning experience. Maria also knows how to have a bloody good laugh, which is super important for me while doing business. The whole coaching experience was an absolute joy!
The Co-ordinator said she'd never seen a better programJust a quick note, prompted by your newsletter, to let you know where the work you did with me has gone… this week your awesome planning tools were used to create a workshop for at-risk youth, helping them understand anxiety and depression so they can be empowered to disrupt the symptoms. Following your framework, Maria, led to 93% of these young people feeling they would handle the symptoms better in the future, and the youth coordinator said she’d never seen a better program. She was over the moon ♥
It was a group project for my tafe program (I’m switching careers, and doing a double-diploma in community services and counselling!) and there were many things that went into the success of the program (like amazing teammates) but Maria, I’m so grateful that I had worked with you and could push to build a workshop that focused on applied experience to cement demonstration and explanation. The effect on the students was massive, better than we could have hoped for. Our lecturer is falling over herself with compliments, and there’s talk of rolling the program out on a wider scale. Astounding!
So thank you. You’re an awesome educator, Maria, and an inspiration. I’m so pleased to know you =D
It's taken my course to a whole new levelWorking with Maria has been an absolute delight. Not only have I taken my online course to a whole new level, I also acquired many time saving tech skills. Maria helped me develop my basic course into a professional, educational and impactful learning experience. Her knowledge and expertise guided me through the maze and gave me clarity and confidence every step of the way. I am so proud of The Sugar Truth and cannot wait to share it with the world.
The way you can take complex information... and turn it into a structure that makes sense is phenomenalMaria, thank you! Working with you has been so much fun and so productive!
The way your brain can take complex information (also known as the 20 years of theory and experience in my head!) and turn it into a structure that makes total sense, is phenomenal. That you can then turn this into a visual blows my mind! Oh and you did this in what, three sessions? Amazing!
Through what you’ve taught me, I’ve been able to nail a structure for my coaching practice and the online programs I’m creating. I feel incredibly confident now that I’ll be able to share my knowledge and experience in a way that will truly inspire and help others.
Thank you, with all of my heart! You are brilliant and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to do your online courses and work one-to-one with you.
Energetic, genuine and makes the learning process funI have been working with Maria on the presentations and workbooks I'm creating for the online training I'll be running. She's taught me how to structure my presentation and deliver it in an engaging and interactive way so that I know my audience have participated in, and not just slept through, my workshops. Maria is energetic and genuine and makes the learning process fun.
I love that I have check lists for delivery techniques and visual aids so that I can refer to and duplicate the same professional standard for my next presentations.
I finally bit the bullet and signed up for her 'Add me to your team' package, including all her online courses and in one week I have been blown away with the progress I have made towards systemising my knowledge and content in order to turn it into a series of help videos/blogs. If you want professional results, you need to talk to a professional!
She has an uncanny knack of helping your brain make sense of a tonne of informationMaria has this uncanny knack of helping your brain make sense of a tonne of information. The time I spent in her group workshop was just what I needed to re-set my systemisation skills and help me continue to pull together all the stuff inside my head into a usable format. Maria is the person to go to help you get your ducks in a row so that you’re ready to chunk and package your know-how into something that works. Plus, she is great fun to work with and is so generous with her help and support. Thanks Maria.
Her idea became my best seller productOn my very first call with Maria she gave me advice on a product bundle idea that became my best seller product! I also really loved the detailed practical feedback on how to better structure, deliver and sell my online course. I highly recommend you invest in her advice. Thank you Maria!
Maria was brilliant to work with...she brought to life my courseMaria was brilliant to work with - I had created an online course with guidebooks and videos but I just knew there was something not quite right so I brought my course to Maria, and she nailed it! She worked out what wasn't right immediately - she brought the life back into my course, by recreating my guidebooks into workbooks that not only protected my IP but were way more user friendly when it comes to educating and imparting knowledge. Maria helped me to design these workbooks so that my clients would have a true learning experience that then translated into transformational experiences rather than just receiving 'aha' moments that would be quickly forgotten once the course was over. Thank you Maria, you are truly a gift!
Your process is so thorough and feels respectful and professionalMaria, you are a task master. Keeping people on track requires a careful balance and needs to be judged per client; having an engaging routine pre and post actual session isn’t an imposition to someone like me, it is support and encouragement, connection and respect. Your process is so thorough and feels respectful and professional so that, as a client, one gets the sense of the service being a holistic, value for money experience where one feels respected. Thank you. Your support is greatly appreciated!
This course is immediately applicableMaria Doyle is the best I know when it comes to curriculum development, learning design and online learning. Although I've been teaching online for a number of years, Maria's online course challenged my thinking, unearthed my assumptions and destroyed my complacency.
I took Maria's course because I want to improve my skills in delivering excellent training online while also making sure to keep learners engaged. I learnt so much! I loved the practical tips, the real-world examples, and the learning platform. I love how she demonstrated, not just taught. She had just enough detail of the theory behind what she was teaching, making it immediately applicable and 100% relevant to me. Now I have a lot more work to do!! No matter how good you think your online learning courses are, Maria will make them better - and then some. Grab this woman's genius and keep her close.
Classes filled with fascinating world travel anecdotes, energy and positivity, never a dull momentI recall walking into the Certificate 3 course, nervous and yet eager to learn. Maria immediately made me feel at ease with her vibrant personality and her use of ice breakers that had us all feeling like a ‘group’ working towards a common goal from the get go.
Maria injected her brand of enthusiasm into each workshop always providing us with encouraging and constructive feedback in the practical assessment and popping in fascinating and entertaining anecdotes from her world travels designed to link our learning to real life situations.
I would absolutely recommend Maria as a trainer, there’s never a dull moment and her classes were filled with energy and positivity, leaving us feeling well prepared and excited for future teaching opportunities.
An invaluable bastion of dependabilityHaving worked with Maria through more years, countries and projects than either us may wish to count publicly, I have come to see her as a solid and reliable professional to be counted on. Her ability and diligence are only matched by her energy and enthusiasm.
In every aspect of her wide-ranging training career she has proved an invaluable bastion of dependability.
She used dynamic, engaging teaching strategies... sessions were informative, hands on and funMaria Doyle became my TESOL trainer in 2004. I decided to undertake my TESOL training primarily because of Maria’s international experience, passion and dedication to the world of ESL students.
As a trainer she used dynamic, engaging teaching strategies to teach the content of the course. Her sessions were informative, hands on and fun.As a qualified primary school teacher myself, Maria introduced me to a communicative style of teaching that can be transferred to all aspects of the teaching profession; from young children, adolescents through to adult learners.
Maria’s teaching style was so impressive that I, along with a group of my colleagues and friends, employed her as a tutor in a language other than English using the same communicative, dynamic style.
Maria is a knowledgeable and committed educationalist whose experience and skills in the area of Teaching English as a Second Language spans across the globe. She connects with people of all ages, from many countries, from all socio economic backgrounds. She has developed a range of programs, resources and initiatives on an international scale as well as being involved in overseas volunteer programs to support a range of charities. I had the privilege to observe one of her teacher training courses in Kiribati and saw how she connected with the students and inspired them regardless of the cultural diversity.
I observed her natural ability to communicate and engage the trainee teachers, provide constructive feedback and develop their confidence to become competent teachers within their community. Maria’s skills, experience, commitment and passion are an asset to the international education profession.
Everything from the storytelling to the visual is a total packageThis is an excellent class to see a professional who know how to promote and engage with her audience. The continuity of the layout of the presentation was great. Everything from the storytelling to the visual is a total package and I wanted to engage and learn more. Have a nice day!
Complete, Succinct, InspirationalMaria is an engaging speaker who covers the entire spectrum of creating a quality learning experience in 12 succinct, logical steps and inspires the learner to want to learn more. This appears to be a great overview for her more detailed online course.
Maria demonstrates everything she talks aboutWorking with Maria was amazing because she shows you how adults learn, how to set expectations for your learner then lead them through your programs and content.
Maria demonstrates everything she talks about in her Foundations e-Courses. These courses give you a very clear understanding on how to consider your learner’s and client’s needs in the structure and delivery of your content.
I went to Maria because I didn’t want to leave clients with the experiences I was having. Even if the content was great, if the delivery isn’t how I learn or if the content was just thrown out there without consideration for my time as a learner, I let it go and moved on to something else.
I have referred many people to Maria that are delivering any part of their business through online content. The beauty of her courses is that they aren't just suited for online content but for in-person delivery as well. It’s such a shame to see really great content that falls dramatically short in structure and delivery.
If you are serious about your clients, about how they learn, about getting the full experience of what you are delivering, about getting their money’s worth, about engaging in your content instead of it sitting there doing nothing, you must work with Maria. Her expertise is second to none.
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Maria is a no-nonsense, straight-talking professional, whose warmth and charisma come across in all areas of her work. She helped me get clarity around my business, and challenged some of thought processes.
The instructor delivers this tutorial in a friendly and appealing way. The included resources are very useful and informative as well. A quick, short and to the point message with helpful tips and the option for further study. I really like this.
Thank you for the most sensible professional presentation ever! Refreshing compared to many online.
It is very wonderful and interesting course! Thank you for it!
It is Gold - pure content 24K Short but right to the point!!!
Testimonials on Review Services
We're back in love with what we do, and why we do itLet's hear from Adele McConnell and Robyn Law, of Make Some Real Dough, who decided to bite the bullet and employ a full 'All in' Course Review.
So Adele and Robyn, how were you feeling before you got the Course Review?We had totally lost the love with our course - we knew we had good content but we had no idea how to pull it all together - it had just become so huge with all the extra content we were adding into it we knew it was awesome, but it was getting way too big for us to keep track of where everything was - it was killing us!
Now, we're in the honeymoon stage again - we're back in love with what we do, and why we do it. You've allowed us to breathe life back into our programs, we've got our excitement back - we knew we had good content, but were totally overwhelmed with what to do with it all.
What's the value that you've gotten out of the Review?The handoverability aspect of it! The ability to just hand it all over to you was priceless - we just want to give you all our money and get you to do ALL OF IT ! Creative people just shouldn't have to do all that side of things - they should just be able to create!
The value of the Review is 'I don't want to do it and I don't care what it costs' - we outsource other things like copywriting and graphic design and the financial investment is equivalent to getting a series of emails or images created, or a few sessions with a top notch coach. Totally worth it, because it's just not in our zone of genius to be doing this stuff!
It's such an important part of running a business that is based on education - having a system that works and keeps everything in order so our clients can find things easily and really engage with the learning journey - we just want to create though - our heads don't work in that way - and yours does - so good to be able to hand that whole side of our business over to you! Such a weight off our shoulders - that someone's brain actually works like that - and that we can hand it all over to you!
That list of recommendations I'm applying to Vegiehead too - not just MSRD - so valuable and the suggestions are SO spot on - and so easy to understand!
There is so much value in that Curriculum Map!!
It's GOLD! The colour coding, the way you group things, it just makes it so much easier to see the relationship between the different parts of our course - I never really saw it like that before and now it's so easy to see it!
It's brilliant - it'll make planning our resources and keeping track of where we're up to SO MUCH EASIER - especially as there's two of us working on it!
The visual picture you created of our course - the one with the arrows that shows people how to move through the course - it's genius! So simple, but so effective!
We had totally lost the love with our course - we knew we had good content but we had no idea how to pull it all together - it had just become so huge with all the extra content we were adding into it we knew it was awesome, but it was getting way too big for us to keep track of where everything was - it was killing us!
Now, we're in the honeymoon stage again - we're back in love with what we do, and why we do it. You've allowed us to breathe life back into our programs, we've got our excitement back - we knew we had good content, but were totally overwhelmed with what to do with it all.
Maria’s experience and authority in education shines through clearly
How were you feeling before you got the Course Review?It was the fear of the unknown. Let’s face it, our businesses are our babies, so it’s hard to have someone review our programs and courses when you’ve poured your heart and soul into them. Knowing the sheer size of my program, I was a little intimidated by the changes I may have to make. I know my program content and quality is amazing – BUT there’s ALWAYS room for improvement. I knew Maria’s background and experience in education, I’ve seen her passion first hand (I knew she really knew her stuff). AND I knew my program would be in “nothing but the best” hands having Maria reviewing it.
What's the value that you've gotten out of the Review?Maria’s experience and authority in education shines through clearly. Anyone who wants to take their program or course to the next level, is super passionate about helping their clients succeed … I’d say “jump in feet first”… don’t hesitate … It’s so worth it.
Thanks Maria, YOU ROCK!
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